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The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

Bearing News

The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

Bearing News

Trophies stand proudly in room 404, the band practice room. As one walks through the band hallway, its easy to see at least hundred trophies displayed, representing Rock Bridge High Schools impressive musical history. Photo by Ana Manzano

Concert and fall symphonic band to perform first concert of year

Audrey Novinger October 21, 2019
Concert and fall symphonic band get ready for their first concert of the year Oct. 22. Each band prepared a unique selection of tunes, with concert band using a Halloween theme.
Adding up the knowledge: Math teacher Evan Thornberry works questions on the board in his Algebra 2 class Friday, April 27. Photo by Annalisa Geger.

Leaving teachers reflect on their last remaining days

Will Cover May 15, 2018

[dropcap style="flat" size="5"]I[/dropcap]n just more than one week, seven teachers will move on from their time at RBHS. Chemistry teacher Barry Still, world studies teacher Emily Cissi, biology teacher...

Photo by Grace Hervey

Musicians prepare for Sweet Night of Jazz

Ben Kimchi November 16, 2017
The RBHS Jazz Band is practicing for the upcoming Sweet Night of Jazz fundraiser. The ensemble is performing 11 songs for the first time, and hopes to incorporate them into the music and dancing of the fundraiser.
art by Joy Park

Budget allocation difficult for staff

Grace Vance December 15, 2016
Many hear the tales of worn down band instruments and teachers buying their own supplies from lack of money, but the truth is much more complicated.
Tuning Up the RBHS Music Program

Tuning Up the RBHS Music Program

Elinor Stanley May 26, 2015

The 2014-2015 school year has come to an end, but new beginnings are on the horizon concerning the RBHS music department. Jeanne Lambson, who conducted both the concert and chamber orchestra last year...

1 day remains for jazz band auditions

1 day remains for jazz band auditions

Faaris Khan May 14, 2015

Yesterday, ambitious students auditioned for a chance to get into the RBHS jazz band for the 2015-16 school year, and those auditions continue tomorrow. The first day held tryouts for trumpets, trombones...

Orchestra ends year on high note

Orchestra ends year on high note

Kristine Cho May 1, 2015

The lights blazed in the Performing Arts Center, illuminating the stage as the orchestra tuned in a discordant harmony. After coming onstage, Chamber Orchestra director Jeanne Lambson, voice filled with...

Changes to band audition process considered a success

Changes to band audition process considered a success

Nicole Schroeder April 14, 2015

Current RBHS students and next year's freshmen alike worked after school Monday, April 13 for band placement auditions in the 2015-16 Concert Band, Symphonic Band or Wind Ensemble. Unlike last year, this...

Spring breaks first vacation activity: MSHSAA Districts

Spring break’s first vacation activity: MSHSAA Districts

Alice Yu March 19, 2015

[heading size="16" margin="10"]Fine arts students prepare for MSHSAA District auditions on Saturday, March 21[/heading] While spring break more often than not signals days of sleeping in and studying,...

Performing after the intermission, the Chamber Orchestra opened their segment with Mozarts Allegro Vivace from The Hunt. This year, the orchestra department consists of two orchestras with a total of 50 string players. Photo by Madelyn Stewart.

Fall concert reveals evolving orchestra department

Alice Yu October 16, 2014

Showcasing the talents of string players, RBHS Performing Arts Center hosted both Chamber and Concert Orchestra Wednesday, Oct. 15, offering the audience an evening program laced with ominous tones as...

Photo by Morgan Berk

RBHS Jazz program entertains at A Sweet Night of Jazz

Emily Franke November 25, 2013

[slideshow_deploy id='255963'] The jazz program put on a lively event Saturday evening to raise money for the band program. Complete with desserts, a silent auction and Mizzou Swing Dancers, the dance...

Photo by Justin Sutherland.

Emerald Regiment tunes in for next competition

Justin Sutherland October 4, 2013

Emerald Regiment, the RBHS competitive band, heads to O'fallon where they compete in the Ft. Zumwalt North marching competition. The Bruins takes the field to play their show "Hemispheres." Tonight the...

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